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Shaking Up Your Health

Posted on January 6, 2020 by dragonspitapothecary

The January health kick is in full swing. Gyms are full and there are sales on health foods and vitamins every where you look. After spending the last two months enjoying ourselves, letting it all go and taking in all the homemade mac-n-cheese we can handle over the holidays many of us are looking to reclaim some controls. We realize as yummy and fun as it was we need to curtail that back a bit and get back to making sure we don’t find ourselves permanently living in clothes that have stretchy waists, though very comfortable. The number one resolution people will set for the New Year is getting in shape after all.

But what does it actually mean to get in shape? For many it means losing a few pounds,getting our thighs to stop rubbing together when we walk and fitting into a smaller size. For others it means toning up and reclaiming energy, building strength and endurance. These are great goals to have but achieving them is one that presents the majority of us with a major challenge right out the gate.

We have been fooled by diet and “health” companies on what it takes to get healthy and that has left many of us worse off in the long run. Obesity is the 3rd largest cause of death in the United States and we continue to see this disease take over our health and that of our families more and more each day. So how do we make this year different?

I believe one of the foundations to improving our health, losing weight and getting more active comes down to some basic guidelines. One we have to be ready to make these changes either all at once or gradually but it’s going to be some work either way. That weight didn’t come on overnight so it’s going to take some time to find our way back. Secondly, we have to acknowledge our own condition and reason for wanting this change. We personally have to want it and let it be our motivator. If we’re losing weight to please someone else then I promise you it won’t work out with them or your weight loss. Lastly, we have to introduce the right support to help us get there.

These will be different for everyone and we should take the time to find the right setup that works best for us. There is not a one sized fits all or most when it comes to diet and exercise.

Vitamins and Supplements

Most vitamins and supplements don’t work. Not one bit. They are laden with preservatives, genetically modified materials and chemicals that your body cannot digest so they literally pass from mouth to the other end. When your body can’t break these things down or use them you are literally flushing your money down the commode. Not sure where you buy your vitamins and supplements but in general they can be pretty pricey so this is disturbin